DJ Jefferson made his professional debut. He threw a scoreless, 1-2-3 inning against the other Phillies GCL team. Jefferson was a non-drafted free agent signed out of Desert Oasis High School this summer. He exhibited a strong arm today. The father of one of our other HS pitchers commented that the ball comes out of Jefferson’s hand so smooth.
The strike out came on a 92 mph fastball.
Clearwater (19-21, 55-51) no game scheduled.
Lehigh Valley (51-54) lost to Pawtucket, 11-7.
Seth McGarry pitched three innings and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out three. Tyler Gilbert pitched two, one-hit, scoreless innings. And, then …
Austin Davis got one out and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and a walk. Fernando Salas came in and stranded 2 inherited runners. But, he gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk in 1.2 innings. Kyle Dohy pitched two scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits and a walk. He struck out four.
The IronPigs scored 5 runs in the second inning on Malquin Canelo’s 2-run double and Phil Gosselin’s 3-run HR (7). They scored 2 in the sixth on Ali Castillo’s RBI double and Andrew Romine’s RBI single.
Lehigh amassed 17 hits. Four guys had 3 hits each – Gosselin, Castillo, Robinson, and McBride. Romine and Listi had 2 hits each.
Reading (24-16, 63-45) lost to Bowie, 4-2.
Connor Seabold pitched four innings. He gave up one run on 5 hits and 2 walks. he struck out six. Garrett Cleavinger pitched two, 2-hit, shutout innings. He walked two and struck out four. Jonathan Hennigan pitched 1.1 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 ER) on 4 hits and a walk. Jake Hernandez stranded 2 of 3 inherited runners and struck out two in 0.2 innings.
Reading scored single runs in the third and fourth innings on Henri Lartigue’s solo HR (6) and Jose Gomez’ RBI single.
Lartigue had w2 of the Phil’s 6 hits.
Lakewood (16-20, 45-61) beat Greenville, 7-6 in ten innings.
Jhordany Mezquita pitched four innings and gave up 4 runs (3 ER) on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out four. Dominic Pipkin went four innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out two. Albertus Barber pitched two perfect innings and got the win.
Lakewood came from behind 3 times to tie before finally pulling out the win. They scored a run in the third inning on Carlos De La Cruz’ RBI single. They scored 3 runs in the fourth on Jonathan Guzman’s RBI double and Rafael Marchan’s 2-run double. They tied the game one last time with 2 runs in the eighth on McCarthy Tatum’s 2-run double. And, they walked off in the tenth on Ben Pelletier’s RBI single.
The BlueClaws collected 13 hits, at least one by every batter. Guzman, Tatum, and Pelletier had 2 hits each. Luis Garcia went 2-5.
Williamsport (14-28) no game scheduled.
GCL Phillies East (13-10) beat GCL Phillies West (15-10), 5-1.
Real tight game until a slew of errors in the eighth inning allowed 4 unearned runs to score.
West pitchers –
- Brandon Ramey – 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 K, HBP, FB 88-91
- Aidan Anderson – 2.1 IP, 3 K, 1 inherited runner stranded, FB 89-91
- Connor Hinchliffe – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 0 ER, FB mid 80s
- Nicoly Pina – 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, 202 inherited runners scored, FB 92-95
East pitchers –
- Victor Vargas – 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 K FB 88-90
- DJ Jefferson – 1.0 IP, 1 K, FB 90-92
- Brendan Bell – 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 K, FB 91-92
- Tyler Adams – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K,FB 91-93
- Jose Ulloa – 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K, FB 92-94
The East scored first on rehabbing Ben Aklinski’s HR in the second inning off Ramey. The West tied the score in the sixth on Andrick Nava’s RBI single.
The East went ahead in the eighth. Hinchliffe was on the mound and gave up a seeing-eye, ground ball single through the 3-4 hole to Jose Tortolero. A cavalcade of errors followed. Wilfredo Flores bunted for sacrifice back to Hinchliffe who made an errant throw to first. Brayan Gonzalez bunted for sacrifice and first baseman Rixon Wingrove charged so aggressively that he fielded the ball in front of home plate (instead of letting the catcher field the ball) and after looking at third made an errant throw to first. The batter had the first baseman screened (legally) and a run scored and the other runners moved into scoring position. Marcus Lee Sang reached on a ball bobbled by Edgar Made as another run scored. Vito Friscia flew out to deep right center and both runners moved up a base. Nicoly Pina was brought in and wild pitched home a run on his first pitch. He wild pitched home a second run on ball four to Curtis Mead. Then he kind of settled down and went strike out, single, strike out.
Both teams combined for 13 hits. West’s Luis Rojas was the only batter to have multiple hits, going 3-4.
DSL Phillies Red (32-12) beat the Twins, 4-3.
DSL Phillies White (28-21) lost to the Cardinals Red, 3-2.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 29th … there are 398 players in the org
- organization’s rosters (7/29)
- organization’s injury list (7/29)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (7/29)
7/29/19 – Reading Fightin Phils activated C Nerluis Martinez from the 7-day IL
7/29/19 – Phillies trade C Austin Bossart to the Mets for LHP Jason Vargas and cash considerations
7/29/19 – RHP Yacksel Rios designated for assignment by the Phillies
7/29/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/29/19 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/29/19 – LHP Taylor Lehman assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/29/19 – RHP DJ Jefferson assigned to GCL East
7/28/19 – Phillies recalled RHP Edgar Garcia from Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – Jose Taveras activated by Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/27/19 – Manuel Silva assigned to Williamsport from Lakedwood
7/27/19 – San Diego traded LF Jose Pirela to Phillies for cash
7/27/19 – LF Jose Pirela assigned to Lehigh Valley
7/27/19 – Lehigh Valley placed OF Jan Hernandez on the 7-day IL
7/27/19 – Reading placed LF Cornelius Randolph on the 7-day IL
7/27/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/27/19 – RHP Tom Sutera assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport